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Rivera

  1. Grub Guide
    Seven Sublime Chef-Driven Taquerias, And Seven More Honorable MentionsSure even Vince Neil has a taco spot these days, but little compares to these chef-engineered examples.
  2. The Other Critics
    Jonathan Gold Gets Raw At M.A.K.E.; Catching Up With John SedlarThe creative Rivera chef will not longer be cooking at Playa, putting his attentions towards his Tamale Museum instead.
  3. Smooth Operators
    Restaurateur Bill Chait Looks Into The FutureThe owner offers insight into his forthcoming projects with Nancy Silverton, Walter Manzke, and Neal Fraser.
  4. Awards
    BierBeisl, Tar & Roses, and Josef Centeno Top The List of Local James BeardOverall, the list feels a little more West Coast savvy than year’s past.
  5. Menus
    John Sedlar Launches Mexi-China Menu at PlayaDishes include Mao’s maize cakes and pork pibil potstickers.
  6. Grub Guide
    Eight L.A. Restaurants That Grow Their OwnFrom Niki Nakayama’s organic Japanese garden to John Sedlar’s rooftop of aeroponic towers, these chefs deserve appluase for their extra efforts in bringing freshly plucked produce to our plates.
  7. Slideshow
    A Look at Rivera’s New Menu: ‘The Hallucination’Paired with mixologists at the head of the game, John Rivera Sedlar honors the blue agave through new world ingredients and tequila-infused dishes.
  8. Slideshows
    A Look Into Rivera’s ‘End of Communism’ MenuChef John Sedlar artistically commemorates his 1992 march in Moscow’s May Victory Day Parade, which came mere months following the fall of The Soviet Union.
  9. Foodievents
    John Sedlar Revisits Mother Russia at RiveraThe chef is commemorating his march in Moscow’s Peace Victory Parade 20 years ago.
  10. Empire Building
    Rivera Vet Bringing Spanish Small Plates to Bow & Truss, Opening May in NoHoKnitting Factory doubles down in NoHo’s Arts District with a new concept.
  11. Empire Building
    Restaurant Financier Bill Chait to Tackle Downtown’s Bestia and Mess Hall in LosThe owner has brought us Picca, Sotto, Short Order, Rivera, and Playa in the last three years alone.
  12. Mediavore
    Sam Nazarian Keeps Tabs on The Bazaar; Wine Finds An EdgeThe hospitality entrepreneur claims the restaurant makes $13.5 million every year.
  13. Foodies With Benefits
    Over 50 Blogs and Restaurants Unite for Eat My Blog, This SaturdayAn early appearance will be made by the baked goods at Amy Pressman’s Short Cake.
  14. Menus
    Playa Looks Into John Sedlar’s Past with Retrospective MenuThe chef is preparing a five-course menu that follows his career from his teenage years to his current projects.
  15. User's Guide
    Where to Eat and Drink for Dia de los MuertosFour activities to keep you from robbing fruit from off our relatives’ graves.
  16. John Rivera Sedlar
    John Sedlar Celebrated in The L.A. TimesThe chef gets due credit for his early innovations and for staging the rare chef comeback.
  17. The Other Critics
    Gold Goes Nostalgic Over Saint Estephe; Virbila Drinks in OmbraThe critic takes us on a trip back to the eighties, where even then, you could tell John Sedlar was on the cusp of great things.
  18. Slideshow
    The Return of John Rivera Sedlar’s Saint EstepheLooking at his 30-year-old menu, it’s clear the king of modern Latin cooking always had vision and an obsession with the artistry of the plate.
  19. Foodievents
    Choi Curates Tacos and Duff Does Desserts for The Taste, Labor Day WeekendThis collaboration between Food & Wine and The L.A. Times finds over 30 restaurants and 30 booze shillers at each of the nine scattered events.
  20. Superlatives
    Has Haute Living Really Ever Eaten Mexican Food in L.A.?Putting Red O at the top of its “Best Mexican” list and giving Loteria two spaces makes the publication strike out on L.A.’s favorite food.
  21. Look Who's Popping Up
    John Sedlar’s Saint Estèphe Will be Reanimated at Rivera Next MonthThe arts-obsessed chef will pay homage to his influential, departed restaurant 30 years after its opening.
  22. Slideshow
    What You Missed at East L.A. Meets NapaFlavors both innovative and classically comforting marked this unique food and wine pairing at Downtown’s Union Station.
  23. Slideshow
    What John Sedlar Cooked For Los Angeles Mag’s 50th B-Day BashThe Playa and Rivera chef cooked up seven L.A. classics and one crazy cake to help celebrate the magazine’s five decades.
  24. Deals
    Latino Deals Site ‘Groupacho’ Launches in L.A.Yep, deal sites are suddenly getting ethnically specific now.
  25. Foodies with Benefits
    Taste of the Nation Brings Early Tastes of Short Order, ink., and FonutsSome of 2011’s most anticipated projects will see their debut at the anti-hunger fund-raiser.
  26. Quote of the Day
    How John Sedlar Really Feels About Top Chef MastersThe chef says his marketing for Playa suffered from the program’s shooting as well.
  27. Truckin'
    Camarena Re-Hits The Road With a Rivera Chef On-BoardJose Briceño is helping the company give out free tequila-infused tacos through Cinco de Mayo.
  28. Lists
    Bon Appétit Also Loves L.A. This MonthThe magazine shows you how to “Do L.A. Like a Star.”
  29. Openings
    Menu Revealed at John Rivera Sedlar’s Playa, Open Tonight in West HollywoodThe photos might be the only thing you’ll experience at this highly in-demand restaurant for awhile.
  30. Valentine's Day
    Love & Mole for Valentine’s DayThe Glutster shares a selection of top-tier Mexican restaurants feeling amorous his weekend.
  31. Coming Soon
    Menu Details Revealed at Playa, Opening This FridayIndian and French influences find their way into the chef’s Latin small plates.
  32. Funnies
    Gourmet: Gone But Not Forgotten in One L.A. Dining RoomL.A. veteran chef John Rivera Sedlar pays tribute to the now-defunct culinary mag.
  33. Coming Soon
    John Sedlar’s La Playa Opening Soon on BeverlyThe chef is working towards a February 4th opening for his more casual pan-Latin concept.
  34. The Other Critics
    Gold Crowns a New BBQ King; Patrick Kuh Picks 2010’s Best New RestaurantsLos Angeles magazine puts Lazy Ox Canteen at the top of its list, while Capo vets do brisket and beef ribs just right in Van Nuys.
  35. Openings
    Quien Es Mas Malo? Find Out FridayThe new restaurant boasts a huge tequila selection and three separate dining rooms. Sound familiar?
  36. The Other Blogs
    Privy Proves That Lisa Ling and Kelly Hu Eat Better in L.A. Than Sofia VergaraThe Asian American social network delivers the rare blog of listicles that gets our city’s dining scene sorta right.
  37. Foodies With Benefits
    Benjamin Bratt Joining Rivera, Guelaguetza, and Serenata at CicadaThe Wall Las Memorias Project pairs celeb awards with a powerhouse tasting.
  38. Slideshow
    What You Missed at J. Gold’s Speakeasy at Union StationAfter the food ran out, good company and great cocktails ruled a gorgeously rendered wing of Union Station.
  39. Rants
    N.Y. Times Intrepidly Ventures ‘A Few Miles East on the 10’ to Eat inA long list of new restaurants and classics are omitted as the Gray Lady “discovers” Downtown destination dining.
  40. The Gold Watch
    Jonathan Gold Reopens His Union Square SpeakeasyThe L.A. Weekly critic will team up with Cedd Moses’$2 213 twice in the next month to get L.A. fed while benefiting a local non-profit.
  41. Mixocalypse
    Ace Bartenders Rally At First & Hope TonightAmong the many recipes, STK’s Daniel Long will combine homemade horchata with cognac and orange blossom water.
  42. Chef Shuffles
    First & Hope Still Hoping to Replace Its First ChefRivera and La Vida vet Joseph Panarello is currently serving Shelly Cooper’s original menu.
  43. The Art of Eating Out
    Call John Rivera Sedlar For More Than A Good TimeRivera releases a phone number so their chef can explain his ambitious new menus while you eat.
  44. Trends
    Modern Mexican Food Booms in L.A.Don’t be completely surprised if Wolfgang Puck’s next restaurant is a simple taqueria.
  45. The Other Critics
    Virbila and L.A. Mag Both Love Red O, Hate The BouncerBayless, even when AWOL, keeps packing them in, but when will the restaurant learn to stow the clipboard away?
  46. User's Guide
    Which Tasting Event Best Fits Your Appetite and BudgetYou can find Michael Voltaggio and Ludo Lefebvre at three out of four.
  47. Celebrity Settings
    Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban Charge El Torito; Halle Berry Hits ToastThe two eschew Red O and Rivera for a chain.
  48. Slideshow
    What You Missed at East L.A. Meets NapaSteven Arroyo previewed his forthcoming taco shop Esculea, among other surprises.
  49. Foodies With Benefits
    Who Will Be At East L.A. Meets Napa, Tomorrow at Union StationLocal Mexican food legends team up with Northern vintners.
  50. Menus
    Rivera’s Menu Becomes Four Different MenusThe artistic chef breaks down his Downtown restaurant into four sections where different cuisine is explored.
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